I'm a software developer. Many of us get our news from http://news.ycombinator.com
Where do cogsci people get their news from? I'd like to read the latest trends and discoveries in cogsci research.
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I'm not sure how helpful my answer will be, but I get my "news" from scanning journals related to my interests. I look through 1) broad review journals, 2) broad empirical journals and 3) more specific empirical journals.
In general, I find that popular media outlets do a poor job of reporting on research in psychology/neuroscience (but hopefully someone else has some idea of reliable/quality news outlets).
Broad review journals that I tend to look at include:
Then there are the broad empirical journals:
And the more specific empirical journals (for me, mostly related to emotion):
Looking at journals like these may not be too appealing if you want something quick and easy to read. But I hope that this is useful to you in some way. :)