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Data scientist Matt Daniels charted the vocabularies of hip-hop artists against Shakespeare and Herman Melville.

Yeezy Or The Bard: Who's The Best Wordsmith In Hip-Hop?

William Shakespeare had a wildly extensive vocabulary. Of more than 800,000 total words in all of his works, almost 29,000 of them are unique.

Although impressive, there are a few rappers who give the Bard a run for his money. Data scientist Matt Daniels charted the vocabularies of hip-hop artists against Shakespeare and Herman Melville.

"This is not a serious academic study. This is an, like, 'I thought it'd be cool on the Internet [project],' " he says.

Failure Of Steel D-Ring May Have Caused Circus Accident

The failure of a 5-inch steel D-ring known as a carabiner may have been the cause of an accident over the weekend that injured nine members of a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey acrobatic troop.

"It was a single piece of equipment that failed," Providence, R.I., fire investigator Paul Doughty told reporters.

Sinn Fein Leader's Questioning Dredges Memories Of 'Troubles'

Max Planck Goes To Florida, Invites Brain Scientists To Join

A handout photo provided by the Hellenic coast guard shows local fishermen examining a yacht that sank off the eastern Aegean island of Samos, Greece, on Monday.

Boats Carrying Migrants Capsize Off Greece; At Least 22 Dead

At least 22 people, including four children, are dead after two small boats carrying illegal migrants capsized off the Greek coast in the eastern Aegean Sea.

Joanna Kakissis, reporting for NPR from Athens, says survivors told the Hellenic coast guard that as many as 65 people were on the two smuggling boats — a 30-foot yacht and a 6-foot dinghy.

Rescue teams managed to save 36 people after the boats started sinking early Monday and were still searching for the seven others thought to be missing.

In Venezuela Protests, Report Condemns Police's 'Pattern Of Abuse'

Drone Journalism Lab researcher Ben Kreimer is limited to testing drones indoors.

Drone Journalism Can't Fully Take Flight Until Regulators Act

What was once experimental is now becoming more common — journalists and photographers are increasingly putting small commercial drones in the air to shoot photo and video. But when they do, they're on shaky legal ground. Federal regulators currently prohibit drone use for commercial purposes — including reporting — as they work to write longer term guidelines on who and where small drones can fly.

To Fight Polio Outbreaks, WHO Lays Down New Rules

A Narrow High Court Win For Prayer Before Government Meetings

Target's Top Executive Steps Down, Brought Low By Data Breach

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