July 5, 2012 at 9:42 AM ET
Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning. Here's everything that you need to know before taking that first sip of coffee.
In case you live under a rock, scientists say they've discovered a type of particle that's never been seen before — a particle that mostly matches the description of the fabled Higgs boson!
According to two independent reports, Apple will offer smaller, cheaper iPad this fall!
Speaking of Apple, The Galaxy Nexus got pulled from the Play Store, thanks to the drama with Apple.
Speaking of drama, even we couldn't resist calling the legal fight between cartoonist Matthew "The Oatmeal" Inman and attorney Charles Carreon "bizarre" and "strange," so we're certainly glad to see that it's coming to an end.
The European Parliament overwhelmingly defeated ACTA, the international anti-piracy trade agreement Wednesday after concern that it would limit Internet freedom sparked street protests in cities across Europe.
Whoops! Thanks to technical difficulties, San Diego's fireworks show went off all at once.
Don't forget! A bunch of malware victims will be knocked offline in aweek. Will you be one of them?
In closing: "Incredible Street Art That Will Amuse And Amaze."