Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water. But what if water floats above oil? According to a new study published in Langmuir, tiny drops of water (<170 microliters) can stretch the oil surface like a rubber membrane, without breaking through (inset). Such water droplets could harbor oil-eating microbes that could mop up large oil spills like the one seen in this NASA image of the Deep Water Horizon disaster. These surface droplets can maintain high levels of dissolved oxygen due to direct exposure to the air, which is great news for bioremediation.