Google has introduced a makeover for News Tab in search on desktop. The new design can already be seen on the desktop, which is introduced as a test. It appears that everyone has access to the updated design. Earlier reports state that the new News tab showcase stories in a card-based layout instead of a list, laying more emphasis on headlines and publisher names.
It appears that this striking change in layout is somewhat similar to the news reading experience on mobile devices. Google says the revised News tab highlights the prominent news publishers clearly on top and organizes the articles in a way which makes it easier to find. It helps to discover where the news is coming from and identify your favourite story at a glance.