The separation of Pangea, explained in an animated pop-up book

In this lovely new animation from TED-Ed, educator Michael Molina uses a pop-up book to explore the science of tectonic plates, the manner by which their shifting led to the breakup of the supercontinent of Pangea, and how their movement continues to affect the drift of Earth's continents. » 2/05/14 8:40am 2/05/14 8:40am

Striking papercraft illustrations celebrate CERN and the Higgs Boson

As part of their 2012 retrospective, French newspaper Le Monde commissioned design studio Zim & Zou to create a series of papercraft illustrations as part of an article on CERN's advancements in seeking the Higgs Boson. The cover illustration gives us a lovely interpretation of particle collision based on the Large… » 1/19/13 11:30am 1/19/13 11:30am

Feed Your Watchmen Action Figure Addiction on the Cheap

We were trolling one of our favorite Watchmen » 9/12/08 2:20pm 9/12/08 2:20pm sites recently and noticed that the movie’s action figures are available for pre-order at about 20 bucks a piece. Because we are itching to reenact, say, the Doc Manhattan fighting in ’Nam scene , we naturally need them all—and, well, that’s gonna add up. So instead of…