Black smoke billows from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel indicating that the College of Cardinals have failed to elect a new Pope on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

What’s In A Smoke Signal? Vatican Reveals Ingredients

The Vatican has revealed what the smoke signals emerging from the Sistine Chapel chimney are made of after the stir caused by how much more distinct the black smoke in this conclave has been compared to the past.


Subway tracks are seen in New York, NY (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Officials: MTA Workers To Be Arrested For Faking Signal Inspections

Signal maintainers are suspected of filing reports claiming they made inspections that never happened and their supervisors are suspected of entering the date knowing it was false.


A 2 Train at 96th Street - New York, NY - May 9, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Report: Signal, Mechanical Problems Cause Most Subway Alerts

A new report from the Straphangers Campaign cites signal and mechincal problems for about 2/3 of subway alerts in 2011.