I'm director for the 501c3 non-profit Earth Intelligence Network. I deal with a great deal of information. Science News' audio version is great way to hear briefs around the science world. Science News knew/knows what it was/is doing with the reader. He doesn't add voice tones and emphasis that gets in the way of the content. If you're not interested in the content, it will be boring regardless of the reader unless you're listening to hear a sexy & provocative voice which isn't the point of listening to science news as far as I'm concerned :)
I love the writing and the subject matter -- but PLEASE, get a reader who will do justice to the stories. The periods, commas, exclamation marks, and titles are there for a reason! Yes, the guy has a nice resonant "radio voice" but I'd trade that in an instant for someone who will read with just a tad more passion and interest.