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Pre-caffeine tech: Hotmail, Copernicus, more bunnies!

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Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning.

A group of hackers linked to the Chinese military has stolen reams of sensitive data from more than 100 prominent American companies and organizations, according to an explosive new report.

Salon writes: "The news that Facebook made more than $1 billion in profit and yet will nonetheless get a $429 million tax refund comes at about as teachable a political moment as possible."

It's official: Outlook.com will fully replace Hotmail as Microsoft's webmail service.

It's Nicolaus Copernicus' 540th birthday, and Google marked the day with a lovely medieval model of the heliocentric solar system. Why? Let's find out!

Speaking of space: The Russian "meteorite rush" targets rocks valued more highly than gold.

Here's an opinion: How Microsoft could regain its footing (Hint: more Office, less Windows).

Burger King sold to McDonald's? No, but the burger maker's hacked Twitter account briefly said so.

Police arrested a man accused of raping a woman he met on online dating site ChristianMingle.com.

Here's how researchers shaped the White House's brain-mapping initiative.

In closing: 18 more surprising things that bunnies do!

Compiled by Helen A.S. Popkin, who invites you to join her on Twitter and/or Facebook.