Microbes ate Gulf oil - really fast

More than a year after the largest oil spill in history, scientists have discovered that much of the oil was eaten by microbes, fast - but they still don't know what the microbes did with all the energy they gained.

Obama looks for an "ass to kick" over BP spill

US President Barack Obama is apparently looking for an "ass to kick" over BP's embarrassing failure to halt a catastrophic oil leak off the Louisiana coast.