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Mystery of Milky Way’s X-ray glow solved

Milky Way’s fastest stars may be immigrants from another galaxyWashington, April 30 : An image of a region near the center of our galaxy has resolved a long-standing mystery about an X-ray glow along the plane of the galaxy, attributing it to hundreds of point-like X-ray sources, implying that the glow is due to millions of such sources.

The image shows an infrared view from the Spitzer Space Telescope of the central region of the Milky Way, with a pullout showing a Chandra X–ray Observatory image of a region located only 1.4 degrees away from the center of the galaxy.

Older men more likely to die after pneumonia than women

Older men more likely to die after pneumonia than womenWashington, April 30 : Old men are more likely do die after being hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) than women, according to a new study, which suggests that the reason may be differing biological response to infection between males and females.

The findings may have important implications for understanding sex differences in life expectancy.

Rogue black holes may wander the Milky Way

MilkyWashington, April 30 : New calculations by scientists suggest that hundreds of massive rogue black holes, left over from the galaxy-building days of the early universe, may wander the Milky Way.

The calculations have been made by Ryan O’Leary and Avi Loeb from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Though the research indicates that rogue black holes may roam the Milky Way, the good news is that the Earth is safe, as the closest rogue black hole should reside thousands of light-years away.

Astronomers are eager to locate them, though, for the clues they will provide to the formation of the Milky Way.

Genetic risk for anxiety, depression not predestined: Study

Genetic risk for anxiety, depression not predestined: StudyWashington, April 30 : Previous studies have provided a strong basis of support for hypothesis that individuals with particular genotypes are predestined to negative life outcomes such as depression, anxiety disorders. But now, a new study has challenged this view.

Researchers studied infant monkeys from four different rearing conditions to examine how social context and different forms of early adversity interact with genotype to influence behaviour.

Miss USA runner-up Carrie Prejean got bosum boost before pageant

Miss USA runner-up Carrie Prejean got bosum boost before pageantNew York, April 30 : Miss California Carrie Prejean got a boob job done six weeks before competing in the Miss USA competition.

Miss California pageant directors told ‘Access Hollywood’ that Prejean was gifted with a new pair of knockers before the beauty pageant, reports the New York Daily News.

Prejean, who was the first runner-up for the Miss USA crown, caused a stir when she expressed her views on gay marriage during the competition.

Pak government trying to pacify US through Buner military operation: Taliban

TalibanIslamabad, Apr. 30 : The Taliban has said that the military operation in Buner is an attempt by the Pakistan government to pacify the United States.

Spokesman of the Taliban’s Swat chapter Muslim Khan said the Taliban would not retaliate to the ongoing military offensive, and it would abide by the peace accord it has inked with the provincial government.

“The Buner operation is just to please America and nobody should fear of any reaction to this operation. We are peaceful people and are abiding by our peace agreement with the Frontier government,” The News quoted Khan, as saying.