Archive: 04/7/2006

Record U.S. wireless subscriptions in 2005

Wireless-phone subscriptions in the United States grew by 25.7 million in 2005, reaching just under 208 million, according to The Wireless Association.

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Norwegian glaciers could melt completely

Climate researchers predict that the approximately 1,600 Norwegian glaciers could melt completely away in course of the next 100 years. This would mean that only 28 glaciers would remain in the country.

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Half of cancers related to lifestyle

A report by the American Cancer Society says that half the cancer deaths in the United States could be prevented by lifestyle changes, like quitting smoking.

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Secondhand smoke linked to diabetes

A U.S. study has found that people exposed to secondhand cigarette smoke have an increased risk of developing diabetes.

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NASA celebrates first shuttle flight

NASA has scheduled a series of events this month to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the nation's first space shuttle flight.

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AtomFilms going mobile

AtomFilms and Verizon Wireless announced Thursday plans of a multi-year exclusive agreement to bring AtomFilms original short films to Verizon's mobile content service V CAST.

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Japanese scientists study hibernation

Japanese researchers say their discovery of a possible hibernation hormone in certain animals' brains may unlock the mystery behind that dormant state.

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