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  1. San Fran, the coastal cradle of hippiedomRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 | Iol.co.za

    Sitting on the dock of the bay where Otis Redding sat as he wrote a song of the same name was the perfect way to end a glorious trip to San Francisco. My sister, Nicky, and I had just cycled from San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito and we were rewarding ourselves with a glass of wine and a snack.

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  2. Solar planes not ready for passengersRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2016 | Iol.co.za

    Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard made headlines on Saturday when he glided a solar-powered aircraft on to Moffett Airfield in California after a three-day journey across the Pacific Ocean. It's the most recent stop in a round-the-world trip that began in Abu Dhabi in 2015 and is intended to raise awareness about the importance of reducing carbon emissions through the use of clean energy.

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  3. Around the world in a solar-powered planeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2016 | Iol.co.za

    The two Swiss pilots taking turns to fly a solar-powered airplane around the world said Sunday the endeavor is not only a demonstration of the importance of renewable energy but also of the many challenges the human body can endure. Pilot Bertrand Piccard completed a risky, three-day flight across a great expanse of the Pacific Ocean while sleeping only 20 minutes at a time inside the plane's tiny cockpit with no heat or air conditioning and while having to keep constant contact with the Europe-based control center.

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  4. Solar Impulse resumes journeyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2016 | Iol.co.za

    Solar Impulse 2 has resumed its record-breaking quest to circle the globe without consuming a drop of fuel, taking advantage of improved weather to take off from Hawaii. The experimental sun-powered plane, piloted by Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard, left Kalaeloa Airport at 6.15am local time after strong winds delayed the flight about 75 minutes, images beamed live online showed.

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  5. Air-drops are a drone awayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2016 | Iol.co.za

    A San Francisco-based drone delivery company says it'll start making its first deliveries of blood and medicine in Rwanda in July. Zipline International, backed by tech heavyweights like Sequoia Capital and Google Ventures, demonstrated its technology for journalists last week in an open field in the San Francisco Bay area.

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  6. Weed shops prep for a Super BowlRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2016 | Iol.co.za

    Carolina Cam Crush and Bronco Mile High, medical marijuana named after teams playing in the Super Bowl in San Francsico. Picture: David Paul Morris/ Bloomberg Daren Grant biked to the Bloom Room dispensary in San Francisco on Monday to pick up some "Big Kahuna."

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  7. Weed shops prep for a Super BowlRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2016 | Iol.co.za

    Carolina Cam Crush and Bronco Mile High, medical marijuana named after teams playing in the Super Bowl in San Francsico. Picture: David Paul Morris/ Bloomberg Daren Grant biked to the Bloom Room dispensary in San Francisco on Monday to pick up some "Big Kahuna."

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  8. Weed shops prep for a Super BowlRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2016 | Iol.co.za

    Carolina Cam Crush and Bronco Mile High, medical marijuana named after teams playing in the Super Bowl in San Francsico. Picture: David Paul Morris/ Bloomberg Daren Grant biked to the Bloom Room dispensary in San Francisco on Monday to pick up some "Big Kahuna."

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  9. The party drug that's used for depressionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2016 | Iol.co.za

    It was November 2012 when Dennis Hartman, a Seattle business executive, managed to pull himself out of bed, force himself to shower for the first time in days and board a plane that would carry him across the country to a clinical trial at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda. After a lifetime of profound depression, 25 years of therapy and cycling through 18 antidepressants and mood stabilisers, Hartman, then 46, had settled on a date and a plan to end it all.

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  10. Airport stress: Comfort dogs to the rescueRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 25, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    Phil Kauf and his family were standing in the United Airlines customer service line at Dulles International Airport, exhausted and tense. Their nerves were frayed after a three-hour delay in Columbus and a missed connection to Panama.

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  11. Airport stress: Comfort dogs to the rescueRead the original story

    Dec 25, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    Phil Kauf and his family were standing in the United Airlines customer service line at Dulles International Airport, exhausted and tense. Their nerves were frayed after a three-hour delay in Columbus and a missed connection to Panama.

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  12. Airport stress: Comfort dogs to the rescueRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 25, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    Phil Kauf and his family were standing in the United Airlines customer service line at Dulles International Airport, exhausted and tense. Their nerves were frayed after a three-hour delay in Columbus and a missed connection to Panama.

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  13. Star Wars smashes opening-day recordRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" hurtled into record books on Friday with US and Canadian ticket sales speeding toward $100 million, giving the long-awaited movie a shot at the biggest opening weekend of all time. Walt Disney Co said the movie appeared headed toward a weekend domestic total of more than $200 million with the possibility of eclipsing the $208.8 million record set by dinosaur film "Jurassic World" in June.

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  14. Facebook puts price on suburban livingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    Facebook is offering employees at its Silicon Valley headquarters at least $10 000 to move closer to the office, a reflection of the challenges many tech companies face in the increasingly expensive and congested San Francisco Bay area. To qualify for the payment, which the social networking firm started offering in the last 12 months, according to current and former Facebook workers, employees must buy or rent a home within 10 miles of the Facebook campus at One Hacker Way, a desolate strip of road overlooking a marsh about 50km south of San Francisco.

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  15. #PrayforParis: Lights of supportRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    San Francisco City Hall is lit up with blue, white and red, the colors of the French flag, following the Paris terror attacks, in San Francisco, California.

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  16. #ParisAttacks - Global support for FranceRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    A student holds a sign in recognition of the attacks in Paris before the game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the St. Francis Red Flash. Photo: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports The landmark CN Tower is lit blue, white and red in the colors of the French flag following Paris attacks, in Toronto.

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  17. Apple boss hails 'most successful year'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    Apple said on Tuesday that surging iPhone sales helped propel a sharp rise in quarterly profits, as the tech giant delivered a record 48 million of the smartphones. Profits rose 31 percent to $11.1 billion, while revenues jumped 22 percent from a year ago to $51.5 billion, Apple said.

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  18. Emerging stocks retreatRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    Emerging-market stocks retreated from a two-month high and Asian currencies weakened as a selloff in commodities along with prospects of higher US interest rates damped demand for riskier assets. China's Cnooc and South Korea's Posco fell at least 1.5 percent to lead energy and materials stocks lower.

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  19. Apple music hits 6.5m subscribersRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    Apple CEO Tim Cook greets senior vice-president of internet services and software, Eddy Cue, during his keynote address at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, on June 8, 2015. Photo: Robert Galbraith Apple chief executive Tim Cook said Monday the technology giant's new music service has some 6.5 million subscribers.

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  20. Dollar edges up in Asian tradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    The dollar rose against emerging currencies on Tuesday on renewed fears about a slowdown in the global economy and following comments from a top Federal Reserve official suggesting a US interest rate hike could still come this year. Official Chinese figures on Monday showed the world's number two economy grew at its slowest pace in six years in July-September, although slightly quicker than expected.

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