Cover ImageCover: In the current issue, Manley and Kraus (pp. 1876−1885) show that the hearing ability of some tiny Australian legless geckos developed in an unexpected way. Pygopod lizards (the photo shows Delma fraseri) resemble small snakes in both physical appearance and lifestyle − and we know that snakes are quite hard of hearing. Pygopods of the genus Delma, in contrast, developed a remarkable high-frequency hearing ability, being sensitive to the highest frequencies measured in any reptile (14_kHz). They presumably use this in communication, since their vocalizations also contain lots of high-frequency energy. Photo by Johanna Kraus.Close Modal
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Celebrating 100 years of discovery
We are proud to be celebrating 100 years of discovery in Journal of Experimental Biology. Visit our centenary webpage to find out more about how we are marking this historic milestone.
Craig Franklin launches our centenary celebrations
Editor-in-Chief Craig Franklin reflects on 100 years of JEB and looks forward to our centenary celebrations, including a supplementary special issue, a new early-career researcher interview series and the launch of our latest funding initiatives.
Looking back on the first issue of JEB
Journal of Experimental Biology launched in 1923 as The British Journal of Experimental Biology. As we celebrate our centenary, we look back at that first issue and the zoologists publishing their work in the new journal.
Biology Communication Workshop: Engaging the world in the excitement of research
We are delighted to be sponsoring a Biology Communication Workshop for early-career researchers as part of JEB’s centenary celebrations. The workshop focuses on how to effectively communicate your science to other researchers and the public and takes place the day before the CSZ annual meeting, on 14 May 2023. Find out more and apply here.
Mexican fruit flies wave for distraction
Dinesh Rao and colleagues have discovered that Mexican fruit flies vanish in a blur in the eyes of predatory spiders when they wave their wings at the arachnids, buying the flies time to make their escape.