In this episode:
- Move over E.T. This week, astronomers discovered 7 new planets in a galaxy far, far away; 3 of which fall into the “habitable zone.”
- Fast food’s latest acquisition has us hoping for Popeye’s chicken in Oregon.
- And Netflix’ documentary series Chef’s Table makes us appreciate cinematography and artistry.
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Question of the week: What’s your favorite alien encounter movie?
Spectacles now available online, and yes, Facebook is still stealing Snap’s ideas
Snap Inc. made Spectacles available for purchase online for $129. — The Verge
In other Snap news, Facebook is still ripping off its ideas — this time in WhatsApp — Techcrunch
Astronomers make a planet-sized discovery…literally
NASA announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets around a star about 40 light years away from Earth. All seven could have water, which is key to life like ours, and three of them fall in the habitable zone. — CBS News or Reuters
This acquisition could mean more fried chicken goodness coming to a town near you
The fast-food universe gave birth to a deep-fried, flame-broiled lovechild today: After weeks of swirling rumors, Burger King parent company Restaurant Brands International announced this morning that it’s acquiring Popeyes for $1.8 billion. — Eater
What We’re Streaming
Chef’s Table Season 1
Episodes: 6 (1 season)
Runtime: 50 – 55 minutes per episode
Chef’s Table goes inside the lives and kitchens of six of the world’s most renowned international chefs.
Director: Jody Lee Lipes
Runtime: 75 minutes
Genre: Documentary, Music
From first rehearsal to world premiere, Ballet 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as emerging choreographer Justin Peck crafts a new work.
The Latest in Streaming
Iconic Film Team Swooped Up By Netflix
Netflix Buys Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ Starring Robert De Niro — Variety
Netflix Isn’t Done Flexing Its Comedy Muscle
With exclusive stand-up specials from Louis C.K. and Sarah Silverman lined up for later this year, the streaming giant’s dominance in what was once HBO’s territory continues. — Vanity Fair
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