We live in strange times: worsening weather, Brexit, President Trump. In the not-too-distant past, I would have estimated Russian ex-prodigy and super-grandmaster Sergey Karjakin’s chance of toppling world champion Magnus Carlsen as being close to zero. The former is ranked number 9 in terms of chess ratings (Carlsen has been number 1 for the past […]

A returning healthcare worker from Guinea – Dr Craig Spencer from Médicins Sans Frontières – has tested positive for Ebola in New York, USA. Occasional isolated importation of Ebola into the US – as well as to other countries with direct links to the affected West African countries – is expected. This is a second chance […]