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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.

13 July 2023

World Architecture Festival 2023 set to take place in Singapore

The World Architecture Festival 2023 is set to take place at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from 29 November to 1 December. Out of nearly 250 completed […]
12 July 2023

Meta targets Twitter by launching rival app Threads

A new platform set to compete with Twitter has been launched this month. Meta’s new social network Threads has been designed for posting short messages. The […]
11 July 2023

Why are airport curfews important?

Have you ever been sound asleep on a hot summer night, windows open to allow some fresh air in, only to be rudely awakened by the […]
11 July 2023

World’s first offshore green hydrogen unit starts production in the Atlantic Ocean

The world’s first offshore green hydrogen unit has started production in the Atlantic Ocean. The company behind it is the hydrogen pioneer Lhyfe, which is present […]
10 July 2023

Blue Origin wants ‘to acquire and scale up’ its operations in a bid to compete with Elon Musk’s SpaceX

Jeff Bezos’ private space company, Blue Origin, is planning to expand operations and scale up, in a bid to compete with Elon Musk’s SpaceX. The firm, […]
10 July 2023

How does travelling to space affect astronauts’ immune system?

The effects of space travel on the immune system of astronauts have been a topic of scientific interest. Extended stays in space, such as on the […]
10 July 2023

Can you really save money by booking a longer holiday?

New research from UK consumer champion Which? Travel is being reported as ‘holidaymakers able to take longer breaks could save money.’ But beware, the truth is […]
10 July 2023

IATA releases net zero tracking methodology to standardise industry emission reporting

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its net zero tracking methodology, based on which it will be releasing annual reports to follow industry-level progress […]
10 July 2023

El Niño set to cause severe temperature spikes and major weather events in 2023, scientists warn

On Tuesday July 4th, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced that El Niño conditions have developed in the tropical Pacific for the first time in seven […]
7 July 2023

The most loyal dog in the world turns 100 this year

In a world that often seems to favor fleeting relationships and disposable connections, there are stories that stand the test of time, touching the hearts of […]
7 July 2023

What is a “she label”?

The times when women were not allowed to go anywhere by themselves have, thankfully, long been gone, in most parts of the world at least. However, […]
6 July 2023

Dogs process body language similarly to humans, new study reveals

In a revealing study, published in the Communications Biology journal, scientists have made a stunning discovery – dogs and humans possess similar functionally analogous brain regions […]
6 July 2023

Urtopia presents world’s first e-bike with voice interaction powered by ChatGPT

Urtopia has presented the world’s first e-bike with integrated ChatGPT at Eurobike 2023. The innovative concept is being dubbed “the bicycle with a mind”. 1. Urtopia […]
6 July 2023

New expedition to establish once and for all if the Amazon is longer than the Nile

When you think of the biggest river in the world, the Amazon is certainly the one that comes to mind. But biggest is not a very […]
6 July 2023

Intrepid women who changed the world of travel forever

1. Amelia Earhart (born in 1897) Amelia Earhart, like many of the figures here, rebelled against expected gender roles from childhood, playing sports, learning how to […]
6 July 2023

Greece, France and other destinations continue to struggle with overtourism

Barely two weeks after the summer solstice, some destinations are seeing a very high influx of visitors, sometimes beyond the capacity they can handle. One clear […]