Today’s news in 10 minutes

August 25, 2023

Today on CNN 10, we’re looking at excessive heat sweeping the country. Temperatures are more than 20 degrees higher than normal this time of year in some states and the heat is causing significant challenges. It’s even impacting students in classrooms across America. Then, the next time you have to do chores, what if a robot could do them for you, a solution is closer than you might think. And if you think that’s cool what about a robot basketball player. All that and more on today’s episode of CNN 10.


1. What is the name of the tropical storm that slammed into the west coast of Mexico and the United States this week?

2. Selected for its relatively flat surface, what is the name of the moon basin that was the site of the first moon landing in 1969?

3. Featured in Tuesday’s show, there’s a nationwide shortage of what job that’s impacting some students return to school?

4. What country planned to begin releasing treated wastewater this week into the Pacific Ocean following a nuclear disaster?

5. Featured in Wednesday’s show, what’s the name of a challenge to find healthy and tasty foods for astronauts to eat on long space missions?

6. Where was this week’s Republican Presidential Primary debate held?

7. On Wednesday, what country became the 4th nation to touch down on the moon?

8. What new technology are police officers deploying at some NY beaches to find sharks?

9. What is the name of the strong area of high pressure that is trapping and intensifying hot air over the US right now?

10. What is the name of a new robot that could one day help you with your chores?

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