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Zoe's first book, Sex, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll: The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science – hand-picked by The Guardian as a must-read science book – was published by Profile in August 2014.

Science has revealed why all human cultures are united by a uniform embrace of 'base' pursuits': without them, we would not be who we are.

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No link found between psychedelics and psychosis

Date: 4th March 2015

Publication: Nature News

In large US survey, users of LSD and similar drugs were no more likely to have mental-health conditions than other respondents.

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I Remember: Don Harron

Date: 6th February 2015

Publication: The Globe & Mail

Don Harron was fully and truly a feminist, in the most joyful sense of the word.

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Get drunk without a hangover on synthetic booze

Date: 22nd January 2015

Publication: The Telegraph

Professor David Nutt has developed two new drugs that could do away with liver damage and alcohol-induced shame

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Keeping my ear to the ground: On getting music lessons at a ‘deaf rave’

Date: 12th December 2014

Publication: National Post

It has been spectacularly enlightening to discover that I could learn more about the nature of sound from those who cannot hear than from anyone else.

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40 Winks

31st March 2015

I’ll be headlining the Saturday Super Salon at the 40 Winks Hotel this April 4th, in conversation with Liz Hoggard of The Times. Complete with champagne, cake and sumptuous decor, it promises to be lush…

F5 Festival

10th March 2015

I am utterly delighted to announce that I’ve been added to the F5 Festival line-up in New York City, April 17-18! The “creativity festival exploring the intersection of design, art and technology” has generously brought me on board their prestigious line-up, alongside Peabody and Emmy Award winners, NASA Directors, and spectacular Argentinian circus performers Fuerza Bruta. Thrilled.

The Social

20th February 2015

My first appearance on mainstream television, ladies and gentlemen. Or – shall I say – just the ladies. Canada’s The Social, a lively interactive chat show featuring some of the country’s sassiest broadcasters. Check out the segment here.

In the nude pumps, according to my friends, I did “an excellent impression of Kate Middleton” (sigh), but I would like the jury to note, Kate never spoke on national telly about babies on acid.

My Hero

6th February 2015

On January 17th, 2015 I lost my hero. This is my tribute to Don Harron – a true feminist, in the very best sense of the word.

Start The Week

19th December 2014

I’ll be on Start The Week on BBC Radio 4 on December 22nd at 9am to discuss hedonism, alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company’s artistic director Greg Doran, who is staging Henry IV this month, and Kurt Lampe of Bristol University, an academic studying the tensions between the Hedonists and the Epicureans in the 4th century BC.

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