http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/20...ysicsproblems
Eric Weinstein may have found the answer to physics' biggest problems
A physicist has formulated a mathematical theory that purports to explain why the universe works the way it does – and it feels like 'the answer'

I'd like to see a lot more details, but if Weinstein's theory makes testable predictions (which String Theory struggles to do), it seems worthy of consideration. From what I gather, the theory relies on symmetry breaking of a 14dimensional space into our 4D spacetime and a 10D realm that is largely hidden from our view. According to Marcus du Sautoy, lots of stuff drops out naturally from the theory  three generations of particles in the standard model, dark energy, and an explanation of why particles have mass that doesn't seem like an arbitrary addon like the Higgs field does. Now, if only, it could predict the particle masses, that would indeed be a coup.
ETA: I've seen some comments online denigrating Weinstein because he's currently a quant for a hedge fund rather than an established academic. It could be worse  he could have been a patent examiner.