ING and Danske Bank are in the spotlight for their handling of dirty money

A LINGERIE trader, a building-materials supplier and two fruit-and-vegetable importers are all accused of laundering hundreds of millions of euros through their accounts with ING, a big Dutch bank, between 2010 and 2015. Its accounts were also used by a telecoms company, VimpelCom (now VEON), to pay $ 55m in bribes in order to operate […]

Archaeologists use ancient dirty dishes to reconstruct climate shifts

Enlarge / Artist’s reconstruction of the east and west mounds at Çatalhöyük. In the foreground, you can see the newer west mound, with the older east mound decaying in the background. (credit: Çatalhöyük Research Project) Around 8,200 years ago, melting glaciers poured fresh, cold water into the North Atlantic, causing the climate in Europe and […]

‘Bombshell’ exposes dirty hypocrisy

AS THE fallout continues from AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan’s revelation the league is considering trialling rule changes this season, an awkward hypocrisy has come to light on several fronts. The game is dealing with an image problem as fans, commentators and past and present players lament the deteriorating spectacle caused by defensive tactics and congestion […]

‘P***ed off’: Ben Hunt dirty on Origin dumping

NOT everyone in the Queensland camp is thrilled to see Daly Cherry-Evans back in the Maroons No.7 jersey it seems. Queensland coach Kevin Walters has revealed Ben Hunt needed cheering up after being replaced as halfback by Cherry-Evans and demoted to the bench for Wednesday’s State of Origin III. But Walters has backed Hunt to […]

Grand Strategy Gets A Little Dirty In Organized Crime Sim The Commission

The grand strategy genre tends to operate on a big scale: centuries of history, global war and politics, galactic conquest. The Commission is approaching the genre through a smaller lens, instead focusing on a single city and placing you in control of mafia family operations in the 1920s. As the Don of your mob family, […]

Idaho State University lost a dirty bomb’s worth of plutonium

Well this isn’t good. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the federal agency tasked with administering the nation’s supply of fissile materials, announced on Friday that Idaho State University may be subject to fine for losing a gram of weapons-grade plutonium. While the quarter-sized chunk of radioactive rock isn’t nearly enough to generate a mushroom-cloud, it is […]

Hotel investigation reveals horrifying dirty secrets hidden in hotel rooms

Hotels are often a luxurious escape from day to day life for most travellers, wanting to relax in a different environment. Yet a recent investigation has revealed that the clean sheets may not be so clean after all. It concluded that even the towels and the glasses don’t escape being left dirty from previous guests. […]

Hotel secrets: Ex-worker reveals this ONE dirty secret about you room

A hotel room sees hundreds of guests year on year with some guests likely to be more hygienic than others. Although each room is cleaned, bedding stripped and towels replaced, there are always going be some hard to reach areas that will never get a proper clean. From eating in bed to ill guests and […]