| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Eight students were given the task of placing small plastic rings on rubber spikes and turning a quarter from heads to tails — without using their hands.
The sixth-grade robotics team from the Pegasus School, a private elementary school in...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 2:20 PM
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...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:30 AM
It was only two years ago that 20th Century Fox started taking consumer products a little more seriously, tapping Jeffrey Godsick to expand the way the company exploits its films and TV shows through theme park rides, live events, T-shirts, toys and other...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Why are cellphone towers so utterly ugly? That wasn’t the most important issue that came up during a Times editorial board meeting this week with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, but it’s surely a question that most of us have pondered....
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:15 PM
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...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Sam Berns is an ultra-likable, high-achieving Massachusetts teen who waxes philosophical in "Life According to Sam" — and builds his own Lego universe. A bright kid with an old soul, he's one of about 250 children worldwide who were born with...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 11:56 AM
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...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The BBC's supernatural drama "Wolfblood" leads the race for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' Children's Awards with four nods.
The kids' kudofest, which honors the best in children's media, will be held on Nov. 24 at the Hilton, Park...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:50 PM
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...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Sony has shifted George Clooney's WWII drama "The Monuments Men" to Feb. 7.
Move came two days after Clooney announced that the film would not be ready in time to make its original Dec. 18 release date -- forcing Sony to ditch its awards campaign. The...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 7:39 AM
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,...