SpaceX, which is providing the launch vehicle and launchpad for TESS, will be sending this new satellite into space on wednesday. TESS will be launched into an unusual egg-shaped orbit that takes it as far out as the moon every 13.7 days and then back down to 67,000 miles altitude, from where it will transmit data.

On this episode of ‘Smokeables,’ VICE’s Trey Smith shows you how to use a pen, duct tape, a TV cable, and a potato chip can to patch together a reliable bong in just a few minutes.

Strongman problems involve having to go food shopping every few days, and trying to hold yourself back from hurling bags of rice over the grocery store shelves.

Near Pamplona, Spain, there’s a BMX park. There’s nothing unusual about that. This is no ordinary riding venue, though. This BMX park is covered with mirrors – everywhere. The walls, ramps and all the obstacles have been covered with a special reflective material to give them the appearance of a hall of mirrors. Photos via the talented @iammrshit.

Just when it seems like “Hereditary” is entering traditional creepy-kid territory with Charlie giving off serious “The Omen” vibes, the movie takes an abrupt, violent twist that further the complicates the family’s dark moment.

Adi, a Porsche obsessive, built his home around an underground garage for his six vintage cars. The house comprises three futuristic glass-fronted concrete boxes positioned for optimum views. It’s an extraordinary man-cave cut into rock, with giant rooms, a fitness zone, a cinema and a pool cantilevered over the hillside. Photos via the talented Francesca Giovanell.

History was made March 25, 2017 at the Monster Jam World Finals XVIII (18) in Las Vegas, when VP Racing Fuels Mad Scientist driver Lee O’Donnell completed the first-ever front flip in a Monster Jam truck during competition.

Dustin Poirier doesn’t want much. Just to make a bunch of money, win the title, go to sleep with the belt around his waist (unclear if he means this literally or figuratively), and show his wife that all the years of work and sacrifice were worth it. I for one hope he pulls it off. Awesome photos via the talented Mark J. Rebilas.

Ink addicts is a gallery in which we celebrate the art of tattooing. We are sharing images from across the internet that we have stumbled across or that have been submitted via email. We love the tattoo community and our intentions are to shine more light and acceptance on tattoos. Check out these amazing pieces.

You know that moment when you’re arguing with somebody in traffic and things take a direct turn for the worse? It’s better if you don’t, because some people really do tend to throw caution out the window when arguments get heated.

“My 7-year-old nephew was drawing and heard the noise in the pool. He had the most incredible reaction for a child of 7 years. Neither I nor my sister heard the noise just the desperate cries of my nephew.”

There is a lot of technology behind this contraption, but we’ll leave the explanation to the video. Just be grateful that there are some very clever people working on this stuff to make virtual reality as good as the movies show it to be in the future!

There was incredible drama in Washington, D.C. when the Capitals hosted the Blue Jackets in Game 2 of the NHL Eastern Conference quarterfinals but it didn’t really have anything to do with the action on the ice.

Technology in missiles these days are so advanced that you stand little chance to escape if one is coming for you. They also minimise damage surrounding the target. This is what it’s like in the blast zone!

The terrifying clip shows a man dressed in black brandishing the huge blade just yards from Birmingham’s Villa Park football stadium, as a shocked crowd gather and film the incident. In the video the man can be seen slashing at victims who run and cower before the violence spills out from the pavement onto the road.

These guy’s easily prove that the self defense lessons you can find on the internet are bogus. If you really want to be able to defend yourself, watch MMA and see for yourself what works.

For all that street skating is often held up as some kind of spiritual heartland for skateboarding, it’s worth remembering that street skating in the modern sense wasn’t actually skateboarding’s first iteration. Transitions are a fundamental part of the pure skateboarding experience. Photos via the talented @henrijuvonen.