The Week in Pictures: The Week in Pictures: Microbes Eat Gulf Oil Plume, Bubblegum Rubber, Real Life Sea Monsters, and More (Slideshow)

What oil plume? Scientists have reported that the miles-long deep sea oil plume which resulted from the BP oil spill has essentially vanished, apparently eaten by microbes previously unknown to science. Also this week, an argument published by the Guardian calls for the FDA to lighten up on the regulatory process for approving genetically engineered animals; researchers have created a new kind of concrete that's made out of waste products from coal plants; and wildlife photographer Paolo Torchio discovered a mysterious "bearded" antelope in Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve. This news and more in our photo roundup of the most popular stories to make green headlines this week:

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