Here's an accessible TED talk on the Higgs and other fields, string theory, multiverse, and the possibility that we might be reaching an end to further knowledge of physics. (Let's hope not, but still... to hear a particle physicist say it...).
In the meantime we are hanging in the balance, waiting, under the mask of a sulphur sky, and asking the legitimate question, "why is there something rather than nothing?"
String theory's all very well, but here's a guy who takes strings past theory.
"Underneath the mask of the sulphur sky
A bunch of us were busy waiting,
Watching the people looking ill-at-ease,
Watching the fraying rope get closer to breaking
Women and men moved back and forth
In between effect and cause
And just beyond the range of normal sight
This glittering joker was dancing in the dragon's jaws
Let me be a little of your breath
Moving over the face of the deep --
I want to be a particle of your light
Flowing over the hills of morning"
Or as Bruce put it in another song
"Stand on a bridge before the cavern of night
Darkness alive with possibility
Nose to this wind full of twinkling lights
Trying to catch the scent of what's coming to be (in this...)
World of wonders...
Moment of peace like brief arctic bloom
Red/gold ripple of the sun going down
Line of black hills makes my bed
Sky full of love pulled over my head
World of wonders..."
Are we done learning?..... Nah, I reckon we've just begun to scratch through the surface. C'mon, dig in. Get a sense of wonder, and of a sky full of love.