close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for Oct. 2 Fox News Flash top headlines for Oct. 2 are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com If a pandemic were to sweep the globe, where would you want to be? Where would you be safe, and uninfected, and (worst-case scenario) unchomped by plague-carrying zombies? New Zealand, Australia and Iceland could act as islands of refuge for humankind in the event of a catastrophe, according to a new paper from researchers published in the international journal Risk Analysis. The researchers said the risk of human extinction has likely never been greater, even as technology has advanced. “Discoveries in biotechnology could see a genetically engineered pandemic threaten the survival of our species. Though carriers of disease can easily circumvent land borders, a closed, self-sufficient island could harbor an isolated, technologically adept population that could repopulate the Earth following a disaster,” Nick Wilson, co-author of the study and a professor at the University of Otago in New Zealand, said in a statement. MASSIVE ICEBERG BREAKS OFF ANTARCTICA, BUT IT’S NOT RELATED TO CLIMATE CHANGE An aerial view of the Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand. The Bay of Islands boasts a unique coastline sheltering over… Read full this story
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