Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) July 05, 2012
ScienceIndex.com is a History Sciences social network established in 1998 to index the very latest news, headlines, references and resources from science journals, books and websites worldwide. The site covers news in all fields of biology, business, chemistry, engineering, geography, health, mathematics and society. In the field of Social Sciences, the site has now included the two new categories Family and History. While the Family category covers social units consisting of one or more adults together with the children they care for, the History category covers the branch of knowledge dealing with past events.
ScienceIndex.com's Society Sciences Category covers the totality of social relationships among humans. Its twelve subsections include Anthropology, Archaeology, Arts, Education, Family, History, Law and Crime, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Politics and Religion. Users can receive alerts if new content has been posted in this category by subscribing to ScienceIndex.com's Social Sciences RSS feed.
ScienceIndex.com's Family category covers social units consisting of one or more adults together with the children they care for. It currently contains 6,282 articles partly derived from 94 scientific journals. The latest articles in this category are also available through a Family Sciences RSS feed. One of the latest additions in this category evaluates temporal considerations in the ethics of children's research activity and knowledge production. Evaluations of the authors suggest largely positive impacts on child researchers: increased confidence, acquisition of useful skills and expanded social networks; however, in some cases, these were tempered with concerns about the effect on schoolwork. They highlight the unforeseeable consequences of research participation on children's lives as they unfold in unpredictable ways. Another recently published article in this category covers the impacts of AIDS in southern Africa. In their article the authors reflect on their experience of using participatory methods to explore the sensitive topic of impacts of AIDS on young people's livelihoods in Malawi and Lesotho. They suggest that researchers of young people's lives should take full account of the relationship between epistemology and methodology in selecting and employing methods appropriate to particular research questions.
ScienceIndex.com's History category covers the branch of knowledge dealing with past events. It currently contains 3,238 articles partly derived from 143 scientific journals. The latest articles in this category are also available through a History Sciences RSS feed. One recently included article in this category examines the metaphysical foundation of Leibniz's theory of space against the backdrop of the subtantivalism/relationism debate. The authors stress that the details of Leibniz' theory defy a straightforward categorization which employs the standard relationism that is often attributed to his views. Leibniz' metaphysical doctrines on bodies and space reveal the importance of the foundational role of God, the holism of both geometry and the material world's interconnections, and his natural philosophy of space. Another article proposes re-thinking threats to architectural heritage. It outlines relevant psychological research and highlights areas that have the potential to inform heritage loss mitigation.
ScienceIndex.com currently contains over 1.61 million stories distributed among 75 categories. 77,473 users monitor 11,151 publications covering the broad spectrum of sciences. Since new science content is discovered in real-time, the delay between original publication and appearance at ScienceIndex.com is no more than two days. ScienceIndex.com provides an advanced search feature which suggests up to ten closely related articles for a search and every selected story.