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Stephen Colbert - CNN's Jim Sciutto: 'Star Wars' Like Conflict Is Actually Happening

CNN Chief National Security Correspondent/'The Shadow War' author Jim Sciutto describes the U.S.'s conflict with China and Russia as comparable to 'Star Wars.'

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri May 24, 2019, 04:10 AM (1 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 5/23/19

Get Ready For Donald Trump Jr.'s Book

We're in the early stages of Donald Trump Jr.'s book deal and Stephen already has a suggestion for the title.

Rats Have Overtaken New York City

New York City has become overrun with rats. Like, even more than it normally is.

The Drive By Milkshaking Of Nigel Farage

British terms can mean something completely different in America; a 'biscuit' is a cookie, 'football' is soccer, and 'milkshaking' is a form of protest.

Finding Rick Perry: The Missing Secretary Of Energy

Stephen Colbert assembles a team of experts to investigate the whereabouts of the world's most elusive creature: Secretary of Energy Rick Perry.

Personal Space With Conan O'Brien

Stephen Colbert and Conan O'Brien think they have what it takes to be better friends. That theory is put to the test in The Late Show's Personal Space.

Stephen Has A Story: Monks Of The Quivering Palm

This month, Arizona overturned a ban on nunchucks, which was reportedly prompted in part by the popularity of Bruce Lee movies. Here is the story Stephen told when New York overturned its ban in December.

Kim Jong Un Puts 2020 Democrats On Blast

Kim Jong Un is putting all the 2020 Democratic hopefuls on blast.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri May 24, 2019, 04:03 AM (0 replies)

Big Oil Wants to Conduct a Big Power Experiment in Your House

Big Oil wants to put a box in your hall closet that works like a human brain, can cut the lights, stop the refrigerator and will know how you move about in the privacy of your home better than you do.

Sounds worrying? It’s one of the ideas the world’s largest oil companies are experimenting with to survive in a low-carbon world.

They are figuring out how to go big on electricity as demand surges with rising prosperity around the world while investors and activists put them under immense pressure to adopt green policies. However, concerns over climate mean the power industry of the future will be nothing like the past as focus shifts to efficiency and carbon-free electricity.

So, companies like Lightsource BP, in which British oil major BP Plc holds a stake, are trialing smart systems in people’s homes that will that will do everything from generating solar power, storing it and managing consumption. Much like Spotify Technology SA gives users instant access to thousands of cool playlists without having to spend years building up their own collection, Lightsource BP wants to make sophisticated renewable power systems available to average people.

Todd Hill, an electrical engineer from Melbourne, lives in a four-bedroom house in a hilly town south of London with his wife and two daughters, represents what Lightsource BP thinks is possible.

After he moved into a new home in 2013, he installed 23 photo-voltaic panels on the roof capable of generating 5.3 kilowatts of power, about enough for his family of four. Lightsource BP added a battery to store the electricity the panels generate, an inverter which can be programmed to dispatch the stored electrons when needed, and a diverter to send surplus power to heat the water in his tank.

Hill controls this kit, which he estimates cost about $13,000, with an app that gives real time information. So he could be camel-riding in Mongolia and the technology will still know the best time to generate power in his England home and charge the battery. At night, when the solar panels are effectively useless, the battery can juice-up his electric car.

Much more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-05-23/big-oil-wants-to-conduct-a-big-power-experiment-in-your-house?srnd=climate-changed

Hill mows his lawn in view of his solar panels. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri May 24, 2019, 03:36 AM (3 replies)

Seth Meyers: Guest Julian Castro Talks About Barack Obama, Ben Carson and Immigration

Julián Castro talks about getting hired by President Obama, Ben Carson's work as U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the Obama administration's record on immigration.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu May 23, 2019, 11:28 PM (9 replies)

Seth Meyers - Trump Rose Garden Event, Ben Carson, Beto O'Rourke's CNN Town Hall - Monologue 5/22/19

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu May 23, 2019, 11:25 PM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: Steve Bullock and Bill de Blasio Enter the 2020 Democratic Field

Montana Governor Steve Bullock and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio enter the 2020 race, but de Blasio at least is having a hard time getting people to take him seriously.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu May 23, 2019, 11:18 PM (2 replies)

The Daily Show: Another Trump Temper Tantrum? Depends Who You Ask

With multiple investigations hanging over him and talks of impeachment in the air, Trump allegedly storms out of an infrastructure meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, then later refutes reports of his temper tantrum.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu May 23, 2019, 11:13 PM (2 replies)

Stephen Colbert: Guest Sen. Kamala Harris Responds To Trump's Ultimatum

Senator Kamala Harris responds to the ultimatum President Trump laid out in the Rose Garden on Wednesday that he won't work with Democrats until all investigations end.

Where Sen. Kamala Harris Stands On Impeachment

Senator Kamala Harris clarifies her stance on the very sticky issue of impeachment.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu May 23, 2019, 04:04 AM (2 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 5/22/19

Stop Investigating Me! Or Else!

Donald Trump's contribution to Wednesday's infrastructure meeting was to donate one gigantic roadblock.

Another Unfortunate Photo Of Anthony Weiner

Now there's an upsetting photo of Anthony Weiner in which he IS wearing clothes.

Meanwhile... A Hot Take On The Golden State Warriors

Meanwhile... the Wall Street Journal went out on a limb with this take on the Golden State Warriors.

Stephen Has A Story: Famous Last Words

Stephen Colbert and his good friend (Late Show Supervising Producer) Paul Dinello recall a time during their touring days when Paul betrayed Stephen.

Trump Words That Start With "I"

There are many words that begin with 'I' that can describe the President.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu May 23, 2019, 03:57 AM (2 replies)

Seth Meyers - Trump Lashes Out After Pelosi Accuses Him of a "Cover-Up": A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump's impromptu press conference today, in which he lashed out at Democrats calling for his impeachment.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed May 22, 2019, 11:36 PM (2 replies)
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