Mondays might not be your favorite day of the week, but the good news is that we’re all in this together ladies and gentlemen. As purveyors of prime Grade A web content, the SolidSmack crew has done some of the heavy-lifting to make sure you get your Mondays started on the right track.

Welcome to The Monday List.

Each Monday, we’ll link you up with some of the most insightful, informative, and socially-relevant stories to keep tabbed, bookmarked, reading listed, pocketed, or what have you. Be sure to check in each Monday morning for a new crop of freshly sprouted words curated straight from the source of your favorite homegrown ‘Smack.

What We’re Reading This Week:

When Exactly Will the Eclipse Happen? A Multimillenium Tale of Computation
Being able to predict astronomical events has historically been one of the great triumphs of exact science. But in 2017, how well can it actually be done?

How David Beats Goliath
When underdogs break the rules.

The deal Jeff Bezos got on Basecamp
It was an unusual deal for a number of reasons.

Digging the Graveyard of Oil’s Past
As the energy industry evolves, production platforms in the North Sea,
once a crucial source of crude oil, are being dismantled and sold for scrap.

Nobody Knows What Lies Beneath New York City
Subterranean cartographers are bringing to light the dark, tangled truths buried under the streets.

China Is Burying Its Cities Under Mountains of Extremely Cheap Bikes
A supercharged venture capital scene is reshaping the commute.