1. But if robots are to reach the next stage of laborsaving utility, they will have to operate with less human supervision and be able to make at least' a few decisions for themselves -- goals that pose a real challenge.

2. But the human mind can glimpse a rapidly changing scene and immediately disregard the 8 percent that is irrelevant, instantaneously focusing on the monkey at the side of a winding forest road or the single suspicious face in a big crowd.

3. The OECD estimates in its latest Economic Outlook that, if oil prices averaged $22 a barrel for a full year, compared with $13 in 18, this would increase the oil import bill in rich economies by only 0.25 - 0.5% of GDP.

4. One more reason not to lose sleep over the rise in oil prices is that, unlike the rises in the 70s, it has not occurred against the background of general commodity-price inflation and global excess demand.

5. Although it ruled that there is no constitutional right to physician-assisted suicide, the Court in effect supported the medical principle of "double effect", a centuries-old moral principle holding that an action having two effects -- a good one that is intended and a harmful one that is foreseen -- is permissible if the actor intends only the good effect.

6. Nancy Dubler, director of Montefiore Medical Center, contends that the principle will shield doctors who "until now have very, very strongly insisted that they could not give patients sufficient mediation to control their pain if that might hasten death."
Nancy Dubler,Montehore医疗中心的主任,认为这一原则将会保护这样一些医生,他们“到目前为止还强烈坚持认为,如果会加速病人死亡的话,他们就不能够给病人足量的镇痛剂来控制他们的疼痛,”。

7. On another level, many in the medical community acknowledge that the assisted -- suicide debate has been fueled in part by the despair of patients for whom modern medicine has prolonged the physical agony of dying.

8. It identifies the undertreatment of pain and the aggressive use of "ineffectual and forced medical procedures that may prolong and even dishonor the period of dying" as the twin problems of end-of-life care.

9. In other words, there is a conventional story line in the newsroom culture that provides a backbone and a ready-made narrative structure for otherwise confusing new.

10. If it did, it would open up its diversity program, now focused narrowly on race and gender, and look for reporters who differ broadly by outlook, values, education, and class.