Do you know that learning to fold paper into forms and shapes can lead to the development of new technology? Do it well and it can even allow you to make a living out of it.
Don't believe me?
Then take a look at the props used in this advertisement for Lancer Endeavor.
That's a lot of origami=$ to create for a commercial and you can learn how to create complicated ones like that by checking out the links posted on Dr Robert J. Lang's website. Dr Lang is so good at it that he has even created a free software, TreeMaker, to create mathematical lines for folding origami. Note his copyright terms should you take up this challenge.
So, what has folding papers got to do with science? Hear it from Dr Lang himself in this video posted by Ted.Com on YouTube.
So, don't waste those scraps of paper. If you are not going to recycle them, learn to fold with them.