Incredible Photos Taken by the Hubble Telescope

The Hubble telescope is located outside our atmosphere, and is orbiting the Earth at more than 500 km above sea level, while orbiting the Earth every hour and a half, at a speed of 28,000 km an hour. Its name was given to it in honor of famed astronomer Edwin Hubble, and it was placed in orbit back in 1990, 22 years ago. It weighs about 11 tons but in space, it weighs nothing at all.


Cold Winter Ahead

James' Funnies

Its late fall and the Indians on a remote reservation in Mattawa asked their new chief if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild.
Since he was a chief in a modern society, he had never been taught the old secrets. When he looked at the sky, he couldn’t tell what the winter was going to be like.
Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he told his tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the village should collect firewood to be prepared.
But, being a practical leader, after several days, he got an idea. He went to the phone booth, called the Weather Network and asked, ‘Is the coming winter going to be cold?’
‘It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold,’ the meteorologist at the weather service responded.
So the chief went back to…

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Would You Save a Life?

Us Verses Lupus

On July 15, 2014 I attended a clinical tail meeting with Lupus Research Institute LRI. The meeting was hosted by Diane Grossberg she was on a fact finding mission. She wanted to know what we as patients with lupus knew about the clinical trials. And how we felt about them. We all had basic knowledge. She explained that there are several types of trials. Clinical trials, observation trails and they all have different phases. It can talk a long time before a drug or treatment is ready for human testing.

Before the testing on lupus patients testing is done in the healthy population. This is to determine the side effects. Small sample groups are tested before the researchers are confident to test on larger groups of people. She informed us that although Benlysta is on the market  yet it is still in a trial phase. They are reviewing the long-term…

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