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.

3 July 2023

Italy launches first battery-powered trains in Europe

Italy has launched its first battery-powered trains designed by Hitachi. Named ‘Blues’, the trains have been running commuter services throughout the country since December last year, […]
3 July 2023

Woman’s leg amputated after getting caught in moving walkway at Bangkok airport

On Thursday June 29th, a woman had to have her leg amputated at Bangkok’s airport after she got caught in a moving walkway. The 57-year old […]
30 June 2023

Virgin Galactic successfully completes first commercial spaceflight

After 5 previous missions, Virgin Galactic successfully completed its first commercial spaceflight on 29 June. Taking off from Spaceport America in New Mexico at 9 am […]
30 June 2023

Tourism to contribute €1.44 billion to EU’s economy this year

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) has released its 2023 Economic Impact Research (EIR), revealing the EU travel and tourism sector is forecast to reach […]
30 June 2023

These are Europe’s best airports for 2023

The best airports in Europe for 2023 have been announced by the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe. Taking place in the stunning MNAC – National Museum […]
30 June 2023

Origami-inspired portable solar panel to power travelers’ devices when off-grid

Sego Innovations, a Utah-based startup, has crowdfunded over €224,600 on Kickstarter for its latest invention, the portable solar power Sego Charger. 1. Sego Charger An innovative solution for power on […]
29 June 2023

Israel to cover all its new roofs with solar panels to offset for the lack of land

Israel is planning to install solar panels on all new non-residential buildings to help it meet renewable energy targets and the electricity demands of a fast-growing population. The country has favorable […]
29 June 2023

Why underwater and deep-sea tourism are increasingly popular

In recent years, a remarkable shift has occurred in the world of tourism as a new frontier captures the imagination of adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike. […]
29 June 2023

3 travel advantages you only have in your youth

Travelling is always a good time, no matter how old you are, it’s never too late to discover the world. However, it is admittedly easier to […]
29 June 2023

Can you eat the view?

Clearly, you cannot eat the view. Twenty years ago, the Countryside Agency in the UK  ran a campaign to encourage consumers to purchase fruit, vegetables and […]
28 June 2023

New York’s buildings are slowly sinking parts of the city

More than 8 million people live in New York City (NYC), which has been observed to be sinking 1–2 mm/year. 1. Low-lying geography While there are […]
28 June 2023

Brussels’ European Quarter to be redesigned into a sustainable city district

Plans to redevelop around 300,000 m² of office space in the heart of Brussels have been announced. The redevelopment project, entrusted to Plusoffice Architects and Cityforward, […]
28 June 2023

Helsinki Airport increases carry-on liquid allowance to two litres

Over the past few years, airports around the world have been deploying smarter scanners, allowing passengers to leave their electronics and liquids inside their hand luggage […]
28 June 2023

11 football fields of forest were lost per minute in 2022, new data shows

Tropical primary forests lost 10% more primary rainforest in 2022 than in 2021, according to new data from the University of Maryland and Global Forest Watch […]
28 June 2023

Swimming in Paris’ Seine River to be possible by 2025

The Seine River, crossing the French capital, has long been a popular attraction for locals and tourists alike, be it cruising underneath the Eiffel Tower or […]
27 June 2023

Online travel agencies commit to refund cancelled flights within 14 days

Passengers in the EU have the right to request a refund when their flight gets cancelled and, according to the regulation on compensation and assistance to […]