Climate change: 2015 set to be warmest year on record

The United Nations said on Wednesday (25 November) that 2015 is set to be the warmest year on record, and 2016 could be hotter, warning that inaction on climate change could see temperatures rise by 6C or more. Nov 25, 2015

Tibet: Scientists warn of rapid climate change at roof of the world

Lying 4700 meters above sea level on the Tibetan plateau is Namsto Lake. It is held as holy by the regions Tibetan population and every year thousands of pilgrims walk around its shores. As one of the largest lakes on the plateau, Namsto is fed partly by run off from the regions glaciers, which also acts as a store of water for the surrounding grasslands, experts have said. Nov 25, 2015

Mood-gauging humanoid robots highlight World Robot Exhibition

Humanoid robots that can gauge your mood were among the highlights of the World Robot Exhibition in Beijing on Tuesday (24 November). The exhibition is a part of the three-day World Robot Conference, which also includes a forum and a robot contest for elementary school and junior high school teams. It is the first time for China to host such an event. Nov 24, 2015

Biofuel creators champion whisky by-products over ethanol

A Scottish company has developed a commercial scale method of producing biofuel capable of fuelling cars from the unwanted residue of the whisky fermentation process. Edinburgh-based Celtic Renewables developed its process of producing biobutanol at industrial scale in Belgium and was recently awarded a £11m ($16.7m) grant by the British government to build a bespoke facility of its own in central Scotland. Nov 23, 2015