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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

20 October 2021

Interactive photos show what sea level rise in major cities could look like

New research by the independent organization Climate Central shows in striking images what the world would look like if no actions are taken to curb climate […]
20 October 2021

Hydrogen is the game-changer we badly need

As we approach COP26 it is only too evident that greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise.  The July IPCC Report concluded that global carbon emissions needed […]
20 October 2021

Why Poveglia is Italy’s most haunted island

Located in the Venetian Lagoon, in northeast Italy, Poveglia Island is one of the most haunted islands ever. With a long and intricate history, during the […]
20 October 2021

69-meter yacht’s ‘gaping hole’ concept dazzles designers

The Shape, named by its Rome-based team, is dazzling boat designers across the world with its innovative design and sumptuous accommodations. Still a concept, the luxurious […]
20 October 2021

Brussels-Luxembourg train route to be possible in 2 hours by 2024

Last Friday, Thomas Dermine, Secretary of State for Recovery and Strategic Investments presented a 2.6-billion-euro federal Recovery and Investment Plan which includes funds for major renovations […]
19 October 2021

Fiji to welcome vaccinated travelers from certain countries from December 1

Fiji will reopen its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from countries such as the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and most Pacific Island countries beginning […]
19 October 2021

Germany has stopped offering free Covid-19 tests

In Germany, Covid-19 tests have been free since March. But the German government has recently decided to stop offering free testing to encourage people getting vaccinated. […]
19 October 2021

Amazon’s new remote work policy might affect US regional airlines

Last Monday, Chief Executive Officer Andy Jassy declared that the tech giant will allow individual teams to decide for how many days employees would be expected […]
19 October 2021

Coldplay fans will use pedal bikes to power eco-concerts

Two years after Coldplay decided not to tour until they could do so in a more sustainable way, the British group recently announced a world tour […]
19 October 2021

Japan Fair Festival is arriving to Brussels

A festival dedicated to Japanese culture will take place in Brussels from November 6th to 7th 2021 at Tour & Taxis. Anyone who loves sushi, Japanese […]
19 October 2021

Belgium to introduce an aviation tax on flights under 500 km

The Belgian federal government announced that a new “boarding tax” to short-haul flights will be implemented in order to incentivize travelers to both, use more sustainable […]
19 October 2021

The US to reopen its borders to non-essential travel from November 8th

From November 8th, travelers fulfilling certain criteria will be able to fly to the United States for non-essential purposes. Borders with Canada and Mexico will also […]
19 October 2021

5 Destinations to shiver your timbers this Halloween

Yesterday, we visited the Paris Catacombs in anticipation of the scariest week of the year. With Halloween now upon us, let’s discover some more tingle-inducing locations […]
18 October 2021

Kazakhstan joins race to produce “green” hydrogen

German investors intend to establish the production of “green” hydrogen in Mangystau region. The roadmap for the implementation of the project was signed at the meeting […]
18 October 2021

In need of a dive? This platform is the Airbnb of swimming pools

Nowadays, when you’re in need of something – anything really – you just search it online. Before, people had to talk to others, look in papers […]
18 October 2021

How did each Florida “coast” get its name?

When talking about the coasts of Florida, simply referring to them as the east coast or west coast is not enough. The Floridian coastline includes 10 […]