Gorgeous Images Of Central Europe Reveal A Region Teeming In History

Located directly in the heart of Europe, the countries of Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Austria have been embroiled in some of the most pivotal moments in history. From the advent of Slavic Catholicism and the rise of the Hapsburg Empire to the start of the Great War and the fall of communism, these photos show… » 9/01/14 1:00pm 9/01/14 1:00pm

This Austrian meadow is an underwater diving attraction for half the…

During the fall and winter, you can hike along the trails of Austria's Grüner See (or Green Lake) park. But as spring comes on, the snows melt down from the surrounding mountains, turning the area into a beautiful lake where scuba divers can see what above-ground scenes look like underwater. » 6/24/12 12:30pm 6/24/12 12:30pm

In Austria, an ice cave is an earthbound stand-in for Mars

An ice cave in Austria was recently used as a test landscape for experimental spacesuits and instrumentation systems-including 3D cameras-that might someday be used by humans on Mars. The Dachstein ice cave was chosen, Stuff explains, "because ice caves would be a natural refuge for any microbes on Mars seeking steady… » 5/08/12 7:35am 5/08/12 7:35am