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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.

25 July 2023

New study may open the door to 2-hour early earthquake detection

Scientists have recently found evidence of a phase happening two hours before a seismic rupture, which could help give plenty of time for warnings, a new […]
25 July 2023

Chillers and thrillers to mark 50 years since The Wicker Man

Hubris, curiosity, naivety, a search for justice – whatever the character traits that lead our protagonists on their journey of discovery, if the story takes inspiration […]
25 July 2023

AI-powered robots may soon replace humans for sex, former Google executive warns

Google’s research-and-development arm X’s former chief business officer Mo Gawdat asserted that virtual reality and augmented reality will very soon make it possible to have sexual […]
24 July 2023

Virgin Atlantic announces world’s first 100% SAF-powered transatlantic flight

Virgin Atlantic has announced that the world’s first 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) flight across the Atlantic will take place on 28 November 2023. However, this […]
23 July 2023

World’s most open countries in 2023

Consulting firm Henley & Partners has just released its Henley Openness Index 2023, which ranks all 199 countries and territories worldwide according to the number of […]
21 July 2023

Which countries have the best healthcare in the world?

Figures released in spring 2023 show that Singapore tops a ranking of countries judged by health score index. East and South East Asia did well in […]
21 July 2023

Fake Venice. The copies of Venice around the world

The bridges, the canals, the gongolas, the elegant facades reflecting in the water… No wonder why everybody wants to copy Venice, Italy. Although the charm of […]
20 July 2023

What exactly is cultured meat?

There is a growing debate around the world on lab grown meat, also called cultured meat, in vitro meat, artificial meat, cellular meat, synthetic meat or […]
20 July 2023

When does vandalism become artefact?

Every week it seems a new incident of tourist damage to priceless artefacts and ancient buildings is reported. Rome has been particularly badly hit this year […]
20 July 2023

These were the world’s 20 busiest airports in 2022

The start of travel recovery marked 2022. With it, a worldwide chaos brought on by airports and airlines not being able to cope with the sudden […]
18 July 2023

Is the future net positive?

Whilst most of the commentary and certification efforts around travel and tourism have been focused on minimising negative impacts, efforts are underway to reverse today’s catastrophic […]
18 July 2023

Could plastic eating bacteria and fungi help combat global waste?

A group of researchers from the Royal Botanic Gardens (RBG), Kew, and other colleagues, has identified a diverse microbiome of plastic-degrading fungi and bacteria in the […]
18 July 2023

AI-powered robots may soon help combat loneliness

Robots with artificial intelligence may one day help alleviate the loneliness epidemic, a new report from researchers at Auckland, Duke, and Cornell Universities suggests. The report […]
17 July 2023

Lufthansa invests in 4D flight information technology to reduce CO2 emissions

In a bid to reduce its carbon footprint and contribute to a greener aviation industry, pioneer in sustainable aviation, Lufthansa Group, has made significant investments in […]
17 July 2023

Royal Caribbean unveils most sustainable ultra luxury cruise ship

Silversea, a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean, has unveiled Silver Nova, which, according to the company, is “the most environmentally conscious ultra-luxury cruise ship ever built”. The […]
17 July 2023

European Air Traffic Control performance is disappointing, says IATA

Travel chaos was more or less the norm in the summer of 2022. As the aviation sector seemed to recover after being unprepared for the spike […]