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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.

24 November 2022

National Park Service renames “offensive” Grand Canyon stopping point to Havasupai Gardens

The administration of the Grand Canyon National Park has chosen to rename the “Indian Garden” as reparations to the Havasupai, a local tribe that was evicted […]
23 November 2022

Thanksgiving Day: What’s on the menu?

Thursday is Thanksgiving Day. This annual national holiday celebrates the blessings of the past year. The holiday is celebrated across the United States on the fourth […]
21 November 2022

Pilot dangles from cockpit window to grab passenger’s lost phone

In the US, a Southwest Airlines pilot has chosen to lean out of a cockpit window after a plane had already left its gate. The extraordinary […]
15 November 2022

This man is walking 25km a day for 153 days to help reverse his lifetime’s carbon footprint

Canadian entrepreneur Craig Cohon has committed to reverse his lifetime’s carbon footprint. Cohon has held C-suite positions at The Coca-Cola Company and Cirque du Soleil and […]
10 November 2022

Passengers and US airlines brace for fight over legroom

Six US senators have urged the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to prohibit airlines from further reducing the size and legroom in airplane seats. The senators, including […]
10 November 2022

Shift Robotics has developed the ‘world’s fastest shoes’

Shift Robotics has designed the ‘world’s fastest shoes’ or The Moonwalkers, as the company has called them. They are powered by a tiny electric motor which […]
9 November 2022

Emperor penguins added to list of threatened species due to climate change

Emperor penguins have been officially declared a threatened species due to the impact of climate change on their habitat. On October 25th, Emperor penguins were added […]
7 November 2022

Activists fight bid to remove cats from Puerto Rico’s streets

Puerto Rico’s historic district has long been populated by hundreds of cats who merrily scamper around the streets of San Juan. Beloved by both tourists and […]
2 November 2022

World’s largest aircraft successfully completes test flight with hypersonic vehicle

Roc, the world’s largest flying aircraft, has successfully completed a test flight carrying a hypersonic vehicle. Stratolaunch‘s aircraft took off on 28 October from Mojave Air […]
31 October 2022

Ontario International Airport to allow non-travellers through security

Ontario International Airport (ONT) is the latest in a select number of airports to return to 20th century practices by allowing travellers to be met at […]
27 October 2022

President Biden says airlines’ extra legroom charges are “unfair for people of colour”

Last month, President of the United States Joe Biden announced the release of a new proposed law that would require airlines to disclose hidden fees before […]
27 October 2022

US airlines criticize government’s decision on flight delay compensation

Major US airlines are criticizing the US government’s latest plans to publicly pressure them into offering additional passenger benefits related to flight delay compensation.  1. Compensation […]
26 October 2022

The superyacht with tilting masts

Epiphany is a superyacht concept by California based designer Steve Kozloff. What sets it apart from other existing or still in concept phase vessels is the […]
25 October 2022

Want to go to space with Virgin Galactic? Here’s your to-do list

The crash and explosion of Blue Origin’s unmanned rocket in September has once again flagged the dangers of space travel. But the two main rivals in […]
25 October 2022

Archer Aviation’s goal is to build 250 air taxis in 2025

Archer Aviation has announced that it wants to build 250 battery-electric air taxis in 2025. The plan is to get its aircraft certified by the end […]
25 October 2022

The world’s whitest paint can help fight climate change

The world’s whitest paint can now be used on cars and planes. The paint reflects 98% of the sun’s light, which could help cool vehicle’s interiors […]