I recently happened upon a new search engine, DuckDuckGo
It's not Google, but it does have some unique characteristics to recommend it. From their About page
- Zero-click info
- Privacy kept
- Search sites with !bang
- Disambiguation pages
- Info topic summaries
- Less clutter
- Less spam & ads
- Shortcuts & other goodies
- Category pages
- Customization settings
Here's a sample of their zero-click info thing. It looks like they try to find a hit in Wikipedia (and other sources?) and include a short clip from there directly into the resultsDuckDuckGo - new search engine
Here's a sample disambiguation. If there are many clearly distinct meanings of a term (in my example, "python", it asks which sense you're interested in)DuckDuckGo - new search engine
This is a start-up company, and the developer is very responsive to input.
Disclaimer: I have no association with DuckDuckGo, other than having corresponded with the developer over some suggestions.