A short article on [ABC News](http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200606/s1664316.htm) said that “Acclaimed British physicist Stephen Hawking has told a Hong Kong lecture humanity is finally getting close to understanding the origin of the universe.”

> On Tuesday, Professor Hawking said the human race should reach for the stars to survive as the Earth is at risk of being wiped out by a disaster.

Unfortunately, the story doesn’t elaborate on exactly what Professor Hawking has discovered that has brought him that much closer.

In any case, it’s good to see a [story](http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200606/s1664316.htm) that isn’t about war…