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Where did the universe come from? Traditionally, science has concerned itself with questions of how, leaving inquiries into why to priests and poets. It's a confidence born of "M-theory," a still-evolving concept that Hawking and others have been working on for about a decade. Quantum theory eventually helped unite electromagnetism and the strong and weak nuclear forces, but gravity stubbornly stayed outside the tent.
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