Big news today: The scientists at the Large Hadron Collider at Cern could report today that they have observed a particle that is very likely to be the previously only theoretical Higgs boson.

In other news, the European Parliament rejected the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, seeking to require excessive measures against sharing of culture, and free speech. Slashdot summaries:

"Today the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly to reject the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. Despite attempts by the EPP Group to delay the vote until after the Courts have ruled on its legality, the Parliament voted against the Treaty by 478 to 39; apparently the biggest ever defeat the Commission has suffered. However, despite this apparent victory for the Internet, transparency and democracy, the Commission indicated that it will press ahead with the court reference, and if the Court doesn't reject ACTA as well, will consider bringing it back before the Parliament."