Unfortunate, but genes really do matter quite a bit. 

Nigerians aren’t the only ones committing international advance fee fraud, but nearly one-fifth of all such scams originate in the West African country.”

The two fraudsters make most of their money duping fellow Nigerians. (They insist that tricking people is not the same as stealing. “We don’t thief,” Danjuma says.) They told me about one elaborate scam, called Elawala (or “Let’s go” in Igbo, one of the languages spoken in Nigeria), that they occasionally pull on their countrymen. It involves a taxi cab, a “juju man,” magic charms, and a huge bag of cash (and it’s way too complicated to explain here). Another go-to scam involves a taxi cab, a French man, a locked box filled with gold, and very expensive pliers. (Ditto.) They asked to hire me out for a day for one of their cons because, they said, my white skin would bolster their credibility. “Black man believes that white man is reality,” Danjuma explains.”

"…they blow much of their income entertaining “clients” in order to convince the victims they’re legit. They’ll fly potential marks to Ghana, for example, and put them up in a fancy hotel while they meet with Sheye and Danjuma’s faux business partners there. Since Ghana is a less corrupt country, they say, victims are more likely to enter into a business deal with a Ghanaian than a Nigerian. The two say they own homes worth about a quarter million dollars each.”

"We are not scared of any minister or president," Danjuma says"

I have to admit, this is kind of brilliant and I know a lot of people who would find this incredibly useful, myself included.

This is yet another piece of the growing trend towards anti-social social media, which I definitely believe will be the biggest trend in social media and privacy in 2014.

Sleep loss may be more serious than previously thought, causing a permanent loss of brain cells, research suggests.

In mice, prolonged lack of sleep led to 25% of certain brain cells dying, according to a study in The Journal of Neuroscience.

If the same is true in humans, it may be futile to try to catch up on missed sleep, say US scientists.

So cool to see Watson working on cancer now! Great work after winning Jeopardy. :)