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College photography professors Donna Cosentino and Judith Preston watch a Persied meteor streak through the starry sky above California's Anza Borrego Desert State Park on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. The orange glow is from the lights of Salton City, about 10 miles away. Scores of the "shooting stars" were observed during the annual skyshow when Earth passed through interplanetary matter from an orbiting comet. (Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
College photography professors Donna Cosentino and Judith Preston watch a Persied meteor streak through the starry sky above California’s Anza Borrego Desert State Park on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. The orange glow is from the lights of Salton City, about 10 miles away. Scores of the “shooting stars” were observed during the annual skyshow when Earth passed through interplanetary matter from an orbiting comet. (Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

1. Recently the volcano Cotopaxi is showing signs of eruption. The last eruption was in 1877. Where is the volcano located?

2. How much money has Shell Oil already committed to paying just for the right to drill in the Artic?

3. Last month hackers stole a site user’s data base dating back to 2007, revealing the extramarital information of 30 million users. What is the name of the website?

4. During the month of August skywatchers and photographers were looking to the night skies to see what event?

5. Physicists recently crafted a device that has the ability to hide electro-magnetic waves from views from the outside. From whom did this idea originate?

6. Recently, a certain department store became the center of controversy when they removed gender-based signs from their toy sections. What is the name of this department store?

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  • Perseid Meteor Shower 2015: Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times/TNS | Used With Permission
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