Plant production could decline as climate change affects soil nutrients

As drylands of the world become even drier, water will not be the only resource in short supply. Levels of nutrients in the soil will likely be affected, and their imbalance could affect the lives of one-fifth of the world’s population. That includes people living in Arizona, who may be in for a dustier future.

World of Warcraft is fading away

The age of World of Warcraft is finally coming to an end.

Stellar birth rate falling fast

The rate of star formation in the universe is now only one-thirtieth of its peak, says an international team of astronomers - and the decline is set to continue.

PC shipments are on the decline



Worldwide PC shipments are expected to decline in 2012 for the first time in 11 years. 

Indeed, the total PC market in 2012 is projected to contract by 1.2% to 348.7 million units, down from 352.8 million in 2011.

Maya empire decline accelerated by droughts and deforestation

The ancient Maya civilization flourished for an impressive six centuries, with well over a hundred city-states spread out across what is now southern Mexico and northern Central America.

Android smartphone market share declines slightly



Handsets powered by Google’s popular Android operating system have apparently lost some ground to Apple’s iPhone in the lucrative US smartphone space.

Has Facebook started its inevitable decline?



A recent report published by analysts at Capstone has confirmed that US users of Facebook declined approximately 1.1 percent over the past 6 months.



Some dinosaurs were dying out before asteroid strike

Many dinosaur species were already on their way out before the asteroid strike that's believed to have led to their mass extinction.

Methane levels taper off - but why?

There was a leveling off of the amount of methane in the atmosphere towards the end of the last century - and scientists can't agree on why it happened.

Report: Android slowly losing market share

Android's rather sizable share of the U.S. smartphone market declined slightly from 52.4% to 49.5% last quarter.

Daily deal sites in decline

Make the most of daily deal sites such as Groupon and LivingSocial - because they're set for a big decline, according to a Rice University professor.

Foundation of ocean food chain in decline

The tiny algae known as phytoplankton - which form the basis of the entire marine food chain - have been disappearing globally over the last hundred years.