MacArthur fellows announced

The 2007 MacArthur Fellows have been announced. They include an education strategist, a "translator/poet/publisher," a molecular biologist, a spider silk biologist, a Medieval historian, a neuroroboticist specializing in prosthetics and a choreographer, among several others.

Each of these individuals will receive a no-strings-attached $500,000 stipend to pursue his or her creative vision.