A final answer on how high-temperature superconductors don’t work?

For decades, physicists have debated the origins of high-temperature superconductivity—the ability of some materials to carry electricity without resistance at temperatures up to 138 kelvin. Now, new data nix one possible explanation, albeit a less popular one, a team claims. If the finding holds up, it would sever any connection between ordinary superconductors, such as lead and niobium, and the high-temperature materials.