Japanese fishing trawler sunk by giant jellyfish

I was going to put this in 'Humor', then I saw the picture. It's not safe to go into those waters - National Geographic has more photos here.

The trawler, the Diasan Shinsho-maru, capsized off Chiba`as its three-man crew was trying to haul in a net containing dozens of huge Nomura's jellyfish. Each of the jellyfish can weigh up to 200 kg and waters around Japan have been inundated with the creatures this year. Experts believe weather and water conditions in the breeding grounds, off the coast of China, have been ideal for the jellyfish in recent months.

(link) [The Telegraph]

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Police fail to dampen down bonfire night Westminster protest

Remember, remember, the Fifth of November ...

Officers responsible for Parliamentary security stayed calm this week, despite the unexpected arrival - on the 204th anniversary of an infamous plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament - of several dozen masked men and women dressed as Guy Fawkes.

(link) [The Register]

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Reality check

To answer the question in the teaser: it can't. And the rest of the article does a fine job of explaining why.

How can drug-taking be stopped, asks Clive James

(link) [BBC News]

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