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  • Toys "R" Us opening at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day

    Toys "R" Us opening at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day
    Toys "R" Us isn't playing around. The toy retailer is opening most of its stores, including those in South Florida, at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Retailers have began announcing earlier than ever openings this holiday season hoping to attract the most...
  • From Legos, towers rise

    From Legos, towers rise
    When the Norton Museum of Art tasked Lego man Dan Parker with re-creating the world's best skyscrapers for its new exhibit, the artist made 1 World Trade Center the tallest of them all. Standing 9 feet 2 inches tall from base to antenna, Parker's Lego-...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Are libraries important? Ask Yorba Linda

    I have talked a lot about our Costa Mesa libraries and their history and tried to get more people involved in the quest for larger facilities that allow for expanded services for our residents. So now, I am trying another tack. As you read this,...
  • NASA's Mars Curiosity rover to take Lego form, thanks to voters

    NASA's Mars Curiosity rover to take Lego form, thanks to voters
    Perhaps it was only a matter of time before NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover got its own official Lego avatar. The Mars Science Laboratory robot was picked by thousands of fans to be designed in toy brick form, and it joins a pantheon of other Red Planet...
  • 'Creation' explains how science reinvents life

    Spider webs combine a strength and elasticity unmatched by anything we humans can make. They don't trigger much of an immune response in us and are "insoluble in water, two facts that the classical Greeks exploited when they used cobwebs to patch bleeding...
  • Legoland Florida: Chima's Mount Cavora in place

    Legoland Florida: Chima's Mount Cavora in place
    Mount Cavora, a "floating" icon for the upcoming Legoland Florida expansion, has been moved into position, the theme park announced Thursday. The centerpiece, weighing in at 7,500 pounds, will hover above the Quest for Chi ride in the new World of Chima...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Take Getty leader's word on arts' importance

    In an article headlined "Why arts and humanities matter" (Los Angeles Times, June 20) James Cuno, chief executive and president of the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles, states that without citizens who can read, write and analyze, society falters and...
  • Newspaper candidate endorsements: The Ted Cruz conundrum

    Newspaper candidate endorsements: The Ted Cruz conundrum
    Back when the Houston Chronicle endorsed GOP candidate Ted Cruz to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate, it largely expressed admiration for his Democratic opponent, whom it seems not to have supported mainly on the grounds that he didn’t have a lot...
  • Learning Matters: STEMs from a robotics competition

    Learning Matters: STEMs from a robotics competition
    The event was just a practice-round Lego robotics competition for elementary and middle school students, held at Roosevelt Middle School as a way to introduce new teams to how such competitions work. Nonetheless it was a model of how schools can...
  • A balloon ride into near-space, price tag $75,000

    A balloon ride into near-space, price tag $75,000
    A Lego man has done it. A Hello Kitty toy has done it. And now a company called World View wants actual human beings to do it too.  What's "it"? Taking a helium balloon to near space, of course!  In as little as four years you may be able to ride...
  • 'Bad Grandpa' to take down 'Gravity'; Twitter hires Vivian Schiller

    'Bad Grandpa' to take down 'Gravity'; Twitter hires Vivian Schiller
    After the coffee. Before riding a shopping cart to work.  The Skinny: "Ender's Game" looks like it's pulling in some decent early reviews. Hope it's good; the novel is still a favorite of mine. Today's stories include a look at the weekend box office,...