British Science Week 10th March – 19th March The British Science Association annually holds a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths called British Science Week. The goal of this celebration is to promote enthusiasm for science in all its forms. Every year, there is a theme which spans across the week and a half. The theme for 2023 is ‘Connections’. Biological Connections In order for the body to perform many important life processes, various organ systems have to connect together. The nervous system, which is mainly made up of the brain and a gigantic network of nerves, is connected to all human body systems. Incredibly, it is connected to the respiratory system, the circulatory system and the digestive system. The nervous system has a direct effect on the body’s ability to breathe, its heartbeat and its nutrition. Here at Naturally Sheepskins UK, we are incredibly invested in ensuring that babies’ nervous systems are as calm as possible. Studies have shown that the naturally cradling effects of sheepskin, make babies fall asleep easier by making them super-chill. They sleep more soundly and for longer. Let’s face it, if baby is asleep then Mum’s nervous system feels less frazzled too! A sheepskin is an absolute staple for your baby or child. Environmental Connections In the 1800s, the British Isles witnessed a change in peppered moth populations and the industry of human technology was found to be directly responsible. Generally, across the UK, the white peppered moth appeared white with black spots across its wings. However, moths began to appear that were predominantly black. Now, normally, the white peppered moth was able to camouflage itself safely amongst the white lichen on the trees, however, the black moth stood out a mile to predators. Amazingly, during the Industrial Revolution, it was found that the sheer amount of soot in the air had actually changed the moths’ different populations. This air pollution had affected the growth of white lichen trees (where the white peppered moth was happy hiding) but the soot-blackened tree trunks made it super-easy for the black peppered moths to camouflage themselves. Crazy hey! Here at Naturally Sheepskins UK, the farming industry is central to everything we do. Our sheepskins are the by-product of the agricultural industry. The farms, where our skins come from, endeavour to cultivate our plants and livestock, and keep our beautiful lands green. Therefore, our skins come from a sustainable resource and are environmentally friendly. The livestock are raised almost entirely free-range and graze on grass all year round in the great outdoors, apart from when the weather is exceptionally bad. The sheep have the most natural of lifestyles – possibly the most natural of all farm animals. The Internet Across the decades, changes in technology have made connections between countries and remote parts of the world easier. The major reason for this is because of the internet! Brought together by wireless and cabled connections, the Internet is a system which interconnects computer networks all over the world. Thanks to the Internet, you are reading this blog! As well as accessing websites, the Internet allows us to send files and emails within seconds of pressing a button. We can connect with people and business across the globe. Created in California, something called the ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) was one of the most important first networks. In 1983, ARPANET used TCP/IP to send information between different computers and the very first version of the Internet was born. Today, we use the Internet daily to connect with people and businesses across the Earth. The Internet sure is an aid to family life and here at Naturally Sheepskins UK, we aim to educate parents about the qualities and health benefits of natural sheepskin. Please do check out our page on health benefits. Link below.